The New York Times reports:
A former confidant of Representative Matt Gaetz, Republican of Florida, admitted in court papers on Friday to an array of federal crimes — including sex trafficking of a minor — and agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigations, handing prosecutors a potential key witness as they decide whether to charge Mr. Gaetz.
Joel Greenberg, who was a tax collector in the Orlando area until he was indicted last year, did not implicate Mr. Gaetz by name in papers filed by prosecutors in Federal District Court in Orlando.
But Mr. Greenberg admitted that he and unidentified others had paid a 17-year-old girl for sex and that he had provided her with drugs. He admitted that he “introduced the minor to other adult men, who engaged in commercial sex acts” with her, according to the documents.
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BREAKING: Matt Gaetz’s confidant, Joel Greenberg, admits to many crimes in plea(+80 pgs). He doesn’t name Gaetz. Greenberg says he and “other adult men” engaged in “commercial sex acts” w/minor. Greenberg says he witnessed the other men having sex w/minor. https://t.co/qzPBYLEopm
— Michael S. Schmidt (@nytmike) May 14, 2021
BREAKING- Rep Matt Gaetz’s associate Joel Greenberg will plead guilty to six of 33 federal charges. And agrees “to cooperate fully with the United States in the investigation and prosecution of other persons”
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 14, 2021
JUST IN: Matt Gaetz’s Ex-Confidant Joel Greenberg Pleads Guilty, Admits to Sex Trafficking of a Minor https://t.co/KEl5RuLzay
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 14, 2021